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As of around 20 minutes ago, a strike on the London
It means a severely reduced service, station closures and a massive
headache for commuters, particularly during
The walk-out is over jobs and ticket office closures.
With the strike just beginning, let's get the latest
from Emilia Papadopolous. Emilia.
I can tell you that already here at Euston Station, things are much
busier than they normally are on a Sunday with a lot of traffic here,
people coming out from the trains and not being able to get onto the
Tube because of course, this station is going to be closed tomorrow, as
will be Waterloo, King's Cross and a lot of busy stations where people
come to London and go on to take the Tube so we expect a lot of chaos
tomorrow so if travelling, expected to be a lot busier than normal.
Just over 20 minutes ago, this happened.
The doors to almost all central London tube stations
were closed, marking the start of a 24-hour strike.
Both commuters and the Mayor of London had been hoping
it wouldn't come to this, but this morning, unions confirmed they'd
rejected a last-minute offer from Transport for London
While many don't know how or if they'll be able to get to work
tomorrow, what is certain is more chaos and disruption.
Businesses, like this one in Soho, are also worried.
Sundays are normally a fairly quiet day for us anyway.
However, obviously we rely on a lot of walk-ins that I don't believe
Lots of people come in to us after half past
Considering the strike is starting this evening,
I don't think we're going to see any of that any more.
In north London tonight, thousands of football fans
at Tottenham Stadium know that getting home will be tough.
I have to stay at my parent's house and
then they're going to drive me to work.
Uber, black cab, overground, have a walk,
We live in south-west London, so we're just going to go as far
south as we can on a bus, we might walk a bit.
Kind of hoping eventually we get somewhere
we can get another bus and then kind of walk home.
During the strikes, TFL will put on 200 extra buses in
central London, but do expect long queues.
Although it'll be busy, hundreds of extra bikes will be available
at special pop-up hubs at Waterloo, King's Cross and here at Soho Square
There will also be extra staff around to
help people drop off bikes when the docking stations are full.
There are other ways to get into the capital tomorrow, but none
And we certainly won't be seeing many of these.
And in a bit more detail, what disruption can millions
The bad news for commuters is a lot of this disruption that we have been
expecting has already started. When the Tube closed 20 minutes ago. We
can see this year. Tomorrow, all Tube stations in zone one will be
shot, every single Tube station in central London. Also, the Victoria,
Waterloo City lines will not be running. So do make alternative
plans if you take those. There will be a severely reduced service on all
their minds, especially in Outer London.
And even though the strike has officially begun,
I hear the Mayor is still holding out for a breakthrough
Yes, Sadiq Khan called for a last-ditch talks to avert this
action and although the unions rejected the latest offer from
Transport for London, the Mayor has Transport for London, the Mayor has
instructed them to not give up and to continue negotiating with them
and he says that his side will be available around the clock because
he really wants to resolve this dispute and I would imagine that
computers all over London, anyone travelling, will hope that he can
pull this off. Thank you. Well, there's a full Tube strike
guide for you on our website, summarising everything
you need to know. You can access our Twitter travel
page @BBCTravelAlert, our radio travel bulletins
on BBC Radio London and our travel updates from 6.30am tomorrow morning
on BBC One and the News Channel. Hopefully it'll make your journey
a little less stressful. Now let's get the weather
forecast from Elizabeth. It was grey and mild again today
and there won't be very many We'll start the day tomorrow
on a mild note at around seven Celsius and murky conditions,
poor visibility through the morning rush hour and then it will turn wet
and windy through the afternoon. This rain could go on until
we get to the evening. Top temperatures tomorrow,
ten or 11 Celsius. It is still mild tomorrow but it
will gradually get very cold as we head through the rest
of the week and it I'll be back at 10.50pm
with our next update with any